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US Fed holds rates unchanged, still sees 'gradual' hikes

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 05:50

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The US Federal Reserve kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday in its first policy meeting since President Donald Trump took office, and said that it still expects to need only gradual rate increases.

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THE US Federal Reserve kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday in its first policy meeting since President Donald Trump took office, and said that it still expects to need only gradual rate increases.

While striking an optimistic tone about the outlook

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